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Sample Lesson for grade 2 students using principles from the science of reading.


Here's a sample lesson plan for teaching fluency and reading comprehension using principles from the science of reading for second-grade students:

Objective: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to read fluently with appropriate expression and demonstrate understanding of the text through answering comprehension questions.


1. Age-appropriate fiction or non-fiction text

2. Comprehension question worksheet

3. Timer or stopwatch

4. Whiteboard or flipchart

5. Markers


1. Warm-up (5 minutes)

- Begin by reviewing sight words or vocabulary words that relate to the text you will be using.

- Engage students in a brief discussion about the topic or theme of the upcoming text to activate their prior knowledge.

2. Model Reading with Expression (10 minutes)

- Read a segment or paragraph from the chosen text aloud, modeling good expression in your reading.

- Pause at appropriate places to demonstrate how to emphasize certain words or phrases that carry meaning.

- Discuss with students how reading with proper expression can make the text more engaging and easier to understand.

3. Choral Reading (10 minutes)

- Divide students into small groups and provide each group with a copy of the text.

- Read a sentence or two aloud, and have the students repeat after you, focusing on reading with expression.

- Continue to read and model good expression, gradually fading your voice and encouraging students to read aloud together.

4. Partner Reading (15 minutes)

- Pair students up and provide each pair with a copy of the text.

- Assign one student as "Student A" and the other as "Student B."

- Instruct students to take turns reading one paragraph each, practicing reading with expression.

- Encourage students to offer feedback and support to their partners, helping them improve their reading fluency.

5. Timed Reading (10 minutes)

- Set a timer for one minute and instruct students to read a selected passage from the text as fluently as possible.

- Remind them to focus on reading with proper expression and pace, not just speed.

- After the timer goes off, have students mark the last word they read.

- Provide each student with a graph or chart where they can track their progress over time.

6. Comprehension and Reflection (10 minutes)

- Distribute the comprehension question worksheet to each student.

- Instruct students to read the questions, then read the text independently and answer the questions.

- Once completed, review the answers together as a class, discussing how the text provided the information needed to answer each question.

7. Wrap-up (5 minutes)

- Lead a brief discussion on the importance of reading with expression for better comprehension.

- Reflect on individual progress and encourage students to continue practicing fluent and expressive reading at home.

Note: Adapt the lesson plan to fit the specific text and needs of your students. Also, allocate more or less time depending on the pace and engagement of your class.

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